Scotland 'fully focused' on Pinatar Cup amid ongoing employment tribunal

Scotland play Iceland in the Pinatar Cup on Wednesday afternoon.

Rachel Corsie: Scotland squad not affected by ongoing employment tribunal ahead of Pinatar Cup opener SNS Group

Scotland women’s national team will be “fully focused” on their Pinatar Cup campaign despite an ongoing legal action with the SFA.

Captain Rachel Corsie says they will be as committed as ever in the tournament that kicks-off with a game against Iceland on Wednesday afternoon amid the employment tribunal case.

The squad have taken action to demand a contract stipulating equal pay and treatment compared to their male counterparts on issues such as training facilities, hotels, travel, kit and medical and nutritional resources.

Aston Villa star Corsie, who is the lead claimant in the case, played down any notion that the situation might have an unsettling effect on the team ahead of the four-team competition in Spain.

Speaking on Tuesday, the 33-year-old said: “There’s been good communication between the staff and the players all the way through.

“We’ve all come in and understood the importance of focusing on the football this week and collectively working really hard on and off the pitch to continue the work that has started over the last 18 months.

“We have really high ambitions as a collective and that’s what we want to try and make the most of.”

Corsie believes the three Pinatar Cup matches, against Iceland, Philippines on Saturday and Wales on Tuesday, will prove useful as the Scots gear up for the beginning of their European Championship qualifying campaign later this year.

“It’s good to be back here,” she said. “Several of the squad have been to the Pinatar Cup before, this hotel, these facilities, these surroundings.

“It’s the perfect environment for us to get a lot of work done, and we know that’s important.

“We now have seven months to prepare as best we can so that by the time September comes and we’re into qualification matches, we can be at our best.”

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